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Best Cheap Eats Food Places in Montreal

While visiting Montreal you’ll discover many food choices that are synonymous with the city. Lucky for you they are also some of the city’s best cheat eats! 4 Hotels in…

While visiting Montreal you’ll discover many food choices that are synonymous with the city. Lucky for you they are also some of the city’s best cheat eats!


4 Hotels in the heart of Montreal

Hotel l’Abri du Voyageur, a TripAdvisor Award of Excellence Winner.

Auberge Le jardin d’Antoine, a TripAdvisor Award of Excellence Winner.

Petite Auberge Les Bons Matins B&B, a Trip Advisor Award of Excellence Winner.

Auberge Bishop Hostel, Trip Advisor Award of Excellence Winner.

More ideas: Cheap Hotels and Places to Stay in Montreal


Check Groupon for Deals on Montreal Restaurants

image of Groupon one of the ways to save when you are planning a cheap vacation

Hungry for great food at a great price? One place to start is by perusing the latest Montreal food and drink deals on Groupon, the money-saving website that features local discounts in 150 cities.

Visit the Montreal “Food & Drink” Groupon page and you’ll find savings from 40% and up on breakfast, lunch and dinner spots.

The Montreal “Food & Drink” Groupon page is a smart place to check out when you’re first planning your trip and even when you’re in the middle of your Montreal visit because new deals get added weekly and even daily many times.

Montreal Smoked Meat

You can’t pay a visit to Montreal without sinking your teeth into one of the city’s favourite foods—a smoked meat sandwich.

Similar to pastrami, it comes heaped on slices of rye bread and is served with fries.

Some of the best places to pick up this cheap eat is Schwartz’s Deli, The Main, Dunn’s Famous and Reuben’s.

Best of all, a smoked meat sandwich is a budget-friendly $7.

Ooie Gooie Good Poutine

Regular visitors to Montreal believe that a trip to the city isn’t complete without sitting down to one food in particular–poutine.

A Quebec-original dish, classic poutine consists of French fries topped with brown gravy and cheese curds. Additional ingredients can be added as well.

Visitors and locals a like claim La Banquise is one of the best places in Montreal for poutine—they have over 25 varieties to choose from! This cheap eats favourite starts at under $7.

Rotisserie Chicken

Another distinctly Montreal food favourite is rotisserie chicken.

Aficionados who have posted online reviews claim Romados is the places to visit for the best chicken in Montreal (it was also named to the Vacay.ca 50 Top Restaurants in Canada List).

Romados juicy, fall-off-the-bone chicken will make your mouth water and your wallet sing—choose from three manly-sized combos each for under $10 bucks.

More magnificent meat options

Feel like a hot dog?

Head to Decarie Hot Dog. This place is a food institution in Montreal.

Sit down and enjoy two dogs, fries and a pop for under $7. They’re also famous for their poutine.

One of the best food places for cheap and delicious sushi is Sushi 111. Two can eat for $20 or less.

Looking for affordable and tasty pizza? Pizza Chez Dany will hit the spot. This place has six pizzas to choose from and no matter what the toppings every slice is just $2.50.

How about a burger for under $3? Patati Patata is the place. Add a salad, fries and a drink and you’re still under$7!

Looking for a Cheap Breakfast?

Before you head out to tour the Montreal streets, load up on a good, cheap breakfast. Here are some of the best places.

If your taste buds are salivating with the thought of starting your day with a crepe then La Crepe 2Go is ideal. The crepes are wonderful, served with fresh fruit and the prices are just as appetizing—as low as $7.50.

How about a fresh-baked bagel or two? Fairmont Bagels is an authentic bagel bakery that first opened its doors in 1919. The bagels here are made fresh 24 hours a day. A sesame seed bagel will cost you less than $1! Now that’s thrifty!

Prefer bacon & eggs in the morning? They’re just $5 at Restaurant Blanch Neige.

Bring-Your-Own-Wine Restaurants

You can make almost any restaurant in Montreal into a cheaper place to eat by bringing your own wine.

Over 400 Montreal restaurants allow you to do this.

Just call and ask or go on line and check this directory of bring-your-own-wine restaurants.

Bring-Your-Own-Wine or Beer Picnics

One of the best cheap eats places in Montreal is the city’s parks.

Pack a picnic of your favourite foods—a fresh baguette and cheese for example–and to make the occasion even more romantic, bring your own wine or beer. In Montreal it’s perfectly legal.

Cheap Beer and Drinks

Montreal is a social city, which means that on any given day or night you can find a watering hole with a great deal on beer or drinks. Like two-for-one domestic beers at Winnie’s, or a pint the same price as a bottle at La Petit Medley or 2 for 1 martinis at Papas Has Tapas.

To find the best drink specials in Montreal, check out DrinkOwl.

Be thrifty and practical! This information was accurate when published, but can change without notice. We recommend you confirm all details with the provider in question before planning your excursion.

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